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Buttermilk built its 50-year legacy on wide-open and gently rolling trails that cater to beginners and families. Today it’s famous for hosting the ESPN Winter X Games and being voted #1 by Transworld Snowboarding Magazine Reader’s Poll for best park. The 22-foot superpipe in the legendary terrain park does not disappoint, as many X Games winners, Olympians and up-and-comers can attest.

Opening date:December 8, 2018
Closing date:April 7, 2019
Base elevation:7,870 ft. / 2,399 m.
Summit elevation:9,900 ft. / 3,018 m.
Vertical rise:2,030 ft. / 619 m.
Terrain:470 acres / 190 hectares
Number of trails:44
Miles/km of trails:21 miles /34 km
Longest run:3 miles / 4.8 km
Types of trails:easiest: 35%, more difficult: 39%, most difficult: 26%, expert: 0%
Annual snowfall:200 inches / 508 cm
Snowmaking:108 acres / 44 hectares
Lifts: 8, 3 hi speed quads, 1 double, 4 S3 lifts
Lift capacity:7,500 riders / hour
Uncrowded slopes:On average, 3.7 people per acre / 8 people per hectare.
Best known for:Winter X Games, which will be held at Buttermilk through 2012!
Beginner terrain makes Buttermilk an excellent learning mountain for new skiers and snowboarders.
Unsurpassed grooming
Best-kept secret:Long, wide groomers at West Buttermilk and steeper rolling runs at Tiehack.
What's new:New high-speed quad up Tiehack to replace the slow double. Buttermilk Park - Snow Park Technologies-designed park including the X Games Superpipe (550 ft long) and X Games Slopestyle.
Location:Within the White River National Forest, 3 miles from downtown Aspen, 6 miles from Snowmass
Parks and pipes:2 terrain parks: Buttermilk Park has over 100 features including  a 22-foot superpipe and an X Games slopestyle course. For the beginner: Panda Pipe and Ski & Snowboard Schools Park (S3 Park)
Lodging:14,303 pillows within a 10-mile radius. For more information, please call Stay Aspen Snowmass at 888.649.5982
Rental / Retail:Four-Mountain Sports at the base of the mountain
Restaurants:2 Total - Bumps and The Cliffhouse

Buttermilk Mountain


Located at the base of Buttermilk, Bumps offers a wide variety of healthy, innovative dishes. The restaurant has stunning views up the mountain toward the halfpipe and jumps in the terrain park. We can provide a separate dining area for groups with buffet lunch or run an all-day tab for your guests, enabling them to get breakfast, lunch and snacks at their convenience. Reservations are required for large groups of 40 or more people.

The Cliffhouse

Spectacular views of Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Creek valley. The popular "make your own" Mongolian grill offers a huge variety of vegetables, beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, tofu and delicious sauces. Great burgers, soups and chilis. Cafeteria-style, open for lunch during ski season only.

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